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Want to help the InkHeart Authors (and me!) spread the word about our upcoming box set, Love Ever After? It will enter you to win the $100 Amazon gift card!  there are many ways to help out, if you're so inclined, and the more you shout out the more it will increase your chances!

How to enter:
One thing you can do when promoting our boxed set is to use the hashtags #LoveEverAfter and #Ink_Heart. This allows us to see your "shout-outs", which in turn, allows us to retweet, repost, like it etc. as well as connect with other potential readers. Without those hashtags, your efforts go unseen and, therefore, possibly unrewarded. We don't want that!
But the most important thing you can do to make sure you’re entered in our giveaway is to REGISTER your promotional efforts in one  place when you’re all finished.

Ways you can help AND be entered in our giveaway:

  1. Tweet any or all of the pre-made tweets below between now and September 20th. (This can be done daily—in fact, we encourage it!) Feel free to make up your own, but we’ve included a few pre-made ones for your convenience.

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  4. If you're already a Twitter and/or Facebook follower, don't worry. You can still enter our giveaway by publicly telling your Twitter and/or Facebook friends to follow us too! (Just remember to use the hashtags #Ink_Heart and #LoveEverAfter when you do so we can see it.)

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  7. Have Instagram? Give us and/or the boxed set a mention there too. And don't forget those special hashtags so we see it.

  8. Add the LOVE EVER AFTER Boxed Set onto your Goodreads "Wanna Read" list. Eager to help us out more? Recommend our boxed set to your Goodreads friends!

  9. Feature our boxed set on your book blog! (And if you do, AGAIN please use the two hashtags so we can visit, give you a huge cyber hug, and enter you into our giveaway as well!)

*Please make certain we’ve seen your efforts and you’re entered to win our $100 Amazon Gift Card!

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Things to remember:

  • Don’t forget TO REGISTER your awesome efforts so you have a chance of winning the $100 Amazon gift card!

  • Every single book in our Love Ever After boxed set is a BRAND NEW, NEVER-BEFORE-PUBLISHED story.

  • The 99¢ price is only good for pre-orders and release week. After that, it goes up to $3.99!

  • Must use hashtags #LoveEverAfter and #Ink_Heart so we can see, like, and retweet you!

  • We'd appreciate any help you can give us in spreading the word!

Thank you so much!



LOVE EVER AFTER: Eleven All-New Romances!
Are you ready for 11 Brand New Book Boyfriends all by New York Times, USA Today, and National bestselling authors?
For a limited time, get eleven ALL-NEW romances in one EXCLUSIVE collection! Cowboys, rock stars, hockey players, shifters, vampires and more! Read more...
But hurry—this 99¢ price is only good for pre-orders and release week! After that, it jumps to $3.99!
(Release Date: September 15, 2015)
Available for pre-order at:
Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo coming soon...


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Project Joy: The Triathlon Version

Just about six months ago, I decided I wanted to do a triathlon.  I wasn't particularly fit.  I'd spent the previous nine or so months doing a lot of hiking but that was about it.  But my friend had done one and the way she talked about it was inspiring. It clicked. I'd never found working out for medicinal purposes (because I knew I ought to) much fun, but I thought training for something seemed like the kind of focus I needed. I'd been a lifeguard in a previous life, so I could swim.  I already knew how to ride a bike.  And I've had periods of lots of running before, so while that seemed like the hardest bit, I thought I could do it.  I decided I would.  I picked a date in April and I started training.  Six months ago, April seemed like a long, long way away.

Training turned out to be hard and fun and surprising and exhausting.  A lot like writing, really.  I got in touch with all kinds of parts of myself along the way.  Some good, some bad.  There's the part of me who thinks she can do absolutely anything simply because she wants to do it.  There's the part of me who always, always, wants to quit and go lie down. These parts are usually shouting pretty loudly in my head whether I'm sitting at my desk or out there on a run, and I never quite know which one is going to win on any given day.  But maybe that's the point: that we can decide.  Every day, we decide.

Two of my oldest friends decided to do this crazy journey with me, one who's done a ton of triathlons and one who hasn't--but who had a baby last fall.  And so we trained.  Or we blew off training.  We tried, in our different cities, and soon enough it was April and we gathered together in Napa and it was time.

I had two connected goals for my triathlon: to finish and to have fun.

Neither one of these seemed remotely possible as I stood with a pack of other lunatics on the steep shore of freezing cold Lake Berryessa last Sunday morning.  I wanted to call the whole thing off.  I wanted to know why I'd decided to do the longer Olympic distance when I could have done a shorter one as an introduction to the sport.  I wanted to know why I'd thought it was a good idea to bite off so much more than I thought I could chew.  But when the gun went off, despite how little I wanted to be there at that moment, I went into the water.  And a few hours later, I crossed that finish line.

I learned a whole lot about myself out there.  I learned that when the hills are steep, looking at how far you have left to go will only make you want to cry--so better by far to concentrate on where you are instead.  I learned that I can do impossible things if I put my mind to it, no matter how I might be feeling at the time.  I learned that most people are incredibly kind, even in challenging circumstances.  I learned that fear and anxiety is really, really hard to hold on to if you do a little dance instead.  I learned that it doesn't matter what my body looks like, only what it does.  I learned that while I might have the urge to give up in the middle, the truth is that everything ends if you stick with it long enough, and is better because you held on.  I learned that swimming in a wetsuit is not the same as swimming without one.  I learned that many of the voices in my head are completely unhelpful, and sometimes you have to sing "Joy to the World" to drown them out and remind yourself that you chose to be here, you chose to do this thing, you can choose to enjoy it, too.  

And I did.  I really did.

I had a wonderful time and none of it was easy.  It was harder than I thought it would be and so much more fun, and I feel like a different person than the one who stood there at the starting line.  I'm bruised and tired and blissful.  I feel connected.  Strong.  Beautiful in ways I didn't understand before.  I'll remember so much about last Sunday.  How euphoric my friends looked when I saw them out there on the course.  The mist over the mountains in the distance, across the gleaming lake.  The perfect blue sky.  Soaring down the hills so fast it felt like flying.  The struggle to get back up them. The cheers from the spectators and all the love families and friends showered on their people as they did this thing.  So much love.  The sun on my face and the wind in my ears.  The quiet, inside and out.

And most of all, the joy.



This was such a magical, extraordinary year, coming as it did on the heels of two years' worth of grief, loss, change, and a very grim sort of hope for something better. We found it in 2013, I'm happy to say.

I started the year off on a truly life-altering trip to Ireland in the company of some wonderful (and so very inspiring!) writers, then visited old friends in London. In May Jeff and I visited what we hope will be our future home in Montana, where I went on to plot out a brand new series and the start of a new publishing venture with another set of writers who are both friends and heroes to me. Then in August, Jeff and I took three weeks in Australia and New Zealand and changed ourselves forever. Some places will do that to you! I finished off the year by running a 10K race and surprising myself with how much fun I had--making me very excited for the races I've got planned in 2014 and all the joy and strength training in this body I've never liked so much before has brought me thus far.

This new decision of mine--that I can too be an athlete, just watch--pays dividends every day. It started early this year, when I came back from Ireland and decided it was time to treat my everyday life like my traveling life. That meant exploration. That meant getting outside. Mountains and woods and camping and adventuring. I can't imagine, looking back, how I did without those things for years at a time.

This was the best year yet at the job I love so much, which I'm grateful for every single day. This was a year of love and laughter, the thrill of new beginnings and a quiet exultation in the old, the familiar, and the very dear. Which isn't to say it wasn't without its heartbreaks and challenges, in my house and in my wider circles of friends and relatives. I'm proud to say I am surrounded by strength in the face of incredible obstacles, buoyed by remarkable people all over this planet of ours, and so very, very lucky to live a life this full. As beautiful for its occasional darkness as its light. Thank you all for being a part of it. I hope 2014 brings us all hope and happiness, wisdom and grace, and more laughter than we can bear.
1.     Stop thinking so much and so hard about yourself.  Think more about others and see what happens.

2.     Pain can be good.  It can lead you exactly where you need to go.

3.     The more you trust, the better it is.

4.     Ask for what you want.  Everything’s better when you do.

5.     “Perfect for you” isn’t the same thing as “perfect,” and vice versa.

6.     People always reveal themselves if you let them, for good or ill.

7.     The good stuff always happens when you take risks and stop hiding.

8.     Shame is another way of hiding.

9.     Did that really hurt or did you think it would?  They aren’t the same thing.  One is real.  The other is you trying to control everything.

10.  You don’t need to control everything.

11.  Unless you really DO need to control everything, in which case, falling in love is probably going to surprise the hell out of you.

12.  You’ll be amazed how much you can take, if you really want to.

13.  Likeminded people are one of life’s best gift.

14.  Communication is everything.

15.  Be who you are, whoever you are.  Because the people who unhesitatingly love the real you are worth however scary it is to show yourself.

Conclusion: You should probably read more erotica.

TEMPT ME, COWBOY is out now!

I'm so excited that my first straight up contemporary romance is finally out!

TMC cover

You can buy it wherever you buy your ebooks, and I hope you will!

But here it is at Amazon (and there are already some great reviews!  Hooray!) for your buying pleasure, just in case.
Hooray!  It's my birthday and that means YOU get books!

I'm giving away ten copies of my next Harlequin Presents, A ROYAL WITHOUT RULES, which you can buy with the cover of your choice in the UK and in the US this August:


The ten winners of the new book are:

Lo-Ammi Gaeb
Ginette Kneller
Amanda Shivrattan
Sharon Berger
Rebecca Kramer
Connie Kline Fischer
Terry L Braden
Carol Schaffer
Melanie J

And the ten winners of a book I'll select randomly from my backlist are:

(Anonymous) (
Jun. 17th, 2013 04:25 pm (UTC)
cover choice
I like the UK one. The two women holding on to him on the US cover seem to be too needy.

Jun. 19th, 2013 02:28 pm (UTC)
I left a comment on Goodreads too but since I wasn't sure if it was really suppose to be here I will leave one here too:)
The one on the left is my favorite - I love the look on the guy's face. I do love the girl in the green dress on the right too though!

Brenda Holmes

Terrinkelly Ford
Karen Quattlebaum
Denise Morton Murray
Diana Michelle Tidlund
Mary Ware Feix Bradford
Judith Voss

If your name is on the list (or your anonymous comment!), email me your snail mail address: caitlin AT caitlincrews DOT com and I'll get the books in the mail--hopefully this week!

Hope you have a great day.  I'm off to celebrate!

There's Still Time To Win A Book!

Happy Monday!  I have a book to finish, so that's what I'll be trying to do this week.

(If you are my editor: that's what I'll be DOING, not TRYING TO DO, OF COURSE!)
Don't forget that you can still enter my birthday contest here:

I'm giving away ten copies of my new book, A ROYAL WITHOUT RULES, and, because the response has been so great, ten copies from my backlist, too.  All you have to do is tell me which cover you like better: the blue (that's the UK cover) or the white/red (that's the US cover).

I'll be picking winners on Wednesday morning over at my journal--but you can leave me your entry anywhere.  I'll find it.

Happy birthday week!

Happy Birthday To Me--Win A Book!

My birthday is next week--hooray!--and I thought I'd celebrate by giving away some books.  In this case, copies of my upcoming book A ROYAL WITHOUT RULES.

I'm not going to lie, I love this book.  I love my naughty prince, and I love the woman who finally sees the real man behind the legend.

Also, I think both the US and UK versions of the cover are very, very yummy indeed.


The most debauched man in the kingdom of Kitzinia—if not the entire world...

Royal PA Adriana Righetti is no stranger to scandal. But Prince Pato takes it to a whole new level. His infamous liaisons make for exceptionally disreputable reading!

Her latest assignment, keeping the playboy prince out of the headlines before his brother's wedding, is mission impossible. Particularly as Pato is intent on ruffling her seemingly uptight feathers!But when the cameras aren't looking, Adrianna sees behind his careless facade, and wonders—is there more to this rebel royal than the world knows?

“The only thing that matters is making sure you cease to be a liability to your brother for the next two months. My role is to make sure that happens.”

Adriana smiled again, reminding herself that she had dealt with far worse things than an oversexed black-sheep prince. That she’d cut her teeth on far more unpleasant situations and had learned a long time ago to keep her cool. Why should this be any different?

“And I should warn you, Your Royal Highness. I’m very good at my job.”

“And still,” Pato murmured, his head tilting slightly to one side, “all I hear is challenge piled upon challenge. I confess, it’s like a siren song to me.”

“Resist it,” she suggested tartly.

He gave her a full smile then, and she had the strangest sense that he was profoundly dangerous, despite his seeming carelessness.


Leave me a note in the comments here in my journal.  Tell me which version of the cover above you like better.  And I'll pick ten winners next Wednesday.

Happy birthday to me!